CBD had a BIG week in the news and we are here to recap and round up the news stories that made the biggest headlines last week involving Cannabidiol, CBD Oil, or hemp. In addition, we have some BIG news of our own. Our E-Check processor is now up and running and we are processing e-check payments domestically here in the United States. CBD Oil Solutions now happily offers both E-Check and Bitcoin as checkout options with only Account and Routing numbers needed to submit an e-check payment.
Charlotte’s Web has long been a popular name in the hemp CBD space and they again were making headlines last week. The brand announced that they had landed a MAJOR retail partner in the likes of Target.com. This was the largest placement of Cannabidiol to date in major retail. The Denver-based company had CBD Capsules and CBD Oil both featured on the Minneapolis-based retail giant’s website.
Source: The Cannabist
California Businessman Using Hemp To Boost Northern New York Economy
Even though he didn’t achieve the crop yield he had hoped, Marc P. Privitera had a successful harvest and for those in the state of New York that is a big deal. Privitera, a chemical engineer who specializes in hemp growth, owns a business development firm called PreProcess Inc. in California. He made good use of his time studying the results of the hemp he planted and plans to use the resources of the New York region to create a hemp processing industry.
The state’s regulatory process prevented planting hemp on four 1-acre plots until June and July. This was past the ideal time frame in April. His crops also were affected by the excessive rainfall and cold weather conditions we’ve experienced in the north country.
Source: Watertown Daily Times
New York is continuing to extend its business friendly approach to hemp companies with an open invite for those interested to come operate within the state. In July, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $10 Million USD in state funds to boost the industry and the governor believes the industry has the potential to provide a major economic boost to farms and rural communities.
If hemp can make it in New York, hemp can make it anywhere!
Source: US News
Ventura is a small beach town that sits between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara along California’s western coast. The town has its roots in agriculture, a small main street downtown and no legal marijuana. Before the raids, one could drive from Los Angeles all the way to Santa Barbara only finding cannabis clubs in Santa Barbara. Ventura residents had to leave the county to find legal marijuana and even as we usher into the recreational era in California, it appears Ventura is still unlikely to allow marijuana dispensaries (medical or recreational).
The good news is that Ventura is likely leaning towards accepting and allowing Hemp CBD vendors and products within it’s county lines.
Source: Ventura County Star
From Republican Senator Orrinn Hatch who we profiled recently speaking out in favor of CBD to the Latter Day Saints, a new poll shows that the Mormons are embracing medical cannabis. The UtahPolicy.com commissioned poll, which surveyed 608 adults from Aug. 30-Sept. 5, shows 74 percent of Utahns favour the legalization of medical cannabis.
The state is a Mormon, or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), stronghold. While members tend to hold very conservative views, 63 percent of LDS members who describe themselves as active in the Church support the legalization of medical marijuana for specifics and/or pain relief. Support among “somewhat active” LDS members is significantly higher – 80.15%. The results among active LDS members has remained solid. Another survey in June found 63% of active LDS voters and 87% of inactive LDS voters supported the inclusion of a medical cannabis ballot measure.
Source: Hemp Gazette
It is one step forward and one step backwards with Child Protective Services throughout the country when it comes to CBD. An Indiana couple says they are being forced by Indiana CPS to give their daughter 19-month old epileptic daughter Jaelah a drug that is making her sick. Her parents, Jade and Lelah, decided not to put her on the prescribed medication and instead put her on legal hemp CBD extract regimen.
Last week, the Jergers say the Dubois Office of the Department of Child Services ordered them to give Jaelah the prescribed
medication. “We are being forced to administer this medication to our daughter’s body against our will, we are being forced to do it and if we do not they will take our daughter from the only home she has ever known,” said Lelah.
The parents complied, but say the side effects are horrible. “She was vomiting uncontrollably,” said Jade. “In her sleep, we had to do the finger sweep. We had to do everything to prevent her from choking on her own puke.”
Source: 14 News
Jessica Alba’s Honest Company, who have not always been so honest themselves (see HERE) are suing hemp company Honest Herbal over the name. Alba claims the hemp company use the name to boost sales and create market confusion from the Honest Company brand. Alba somehow also thinks that despite not being honest that they have ownage of the word. We at CBD Oil Solutions hope that the Honest Herbal company does not back down!
Popsugar.com picks their best 11 CBD-infused snacks that any anxiety-prone foodie would devour in a heartbeat. With headlines like that we are already drooling. One thing that we did notice in the photos was that the brands are not very creative. CBD Weetos that look like Cheetos are a cheap play and parody only confuses kids or unsuspecting consumers and that leads to no good things.
As he ventured across the country from sunny San Diego to attend Chicago’s Riot Fest rock festival, Ryan Bradford highlights five things he did during the event. One of those was indulging in CBD lollipops. Ryan describes watching Metal god Danzig’s set with the amount of chill one would normally feel during a Sublime show.
Source: San Diego CityBeat
Wait, didn’t CW Hemp just announce that they landed Target.com as a retailer and didn’t we JUST talk about that breaking news? That’s as fast as it happened unfortunately. As quickly as CBD came CBD went. The Cannabist was able to get a Target spokeswoman quote who said: “We started carrying Charlotte’s Web hemp extract items last week on Target.com. After further review, we have decided to remove it from our assortment.”
So, what’s next? CW jumps through every hurdle, likely for months in this process, launches, and the uproar is so large that it gets shut down the exact same day.
Source: The Cannabist